Hancock County At 17 Cases Of Coronavirus

Hancock County health officials on Wednesday reported two new cases of the coronavirus.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county up to 17.

Six of the patients have been hospitalized.

Statewide there were 5,148 confirmed cases as of Wednesday and 193 deaths.

Health officials say the actual number of cases is likely much higher.

Governor DeWine on Wednesday said the sacrifices we’ve been making are flattening the curve, however, the number of cases and deaths will increase in the coming weeks.

People experiencing coronavirus symptoms should call the COVID-19 Triage & Testing Center at Blanchard Valley Hospital at 419-423-7890, or the center at Bluffton Hospital at 419-369-2399.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath, fever of 100.4 degrees or greater and fatigue.